We had another fun night at Nashville Rising Star in spite of the usual Wednesday thunderstorms that seem to hit Nashville right at drive time! We heard lots of good songs at this round, and had a great time!
Here’s a recap of Preliminary Round 9:
#1- Johnny Glynn
#2- Andy Wolfe
#3- Amanda Ly
#4- Tyler David
#5- Holly Winter
#6- Eric Golden
#7- Jesse Mayo
#8- Kevin Vanderkolk
#9- Curt Conser
#10- Jon Mullins
#11- Mike Prahl
#12- David Kemmerer
#13- John Tucker
#14- Brett Sheroky
#15- Jake Anderson
#16- Greg Adams
#17- Courtney Wite
#18- JoDelle Steel
#19- Johnny V
#20- Sarah Katherine
Kevin Vanderkolk (Judges Alternate Winner)
Jon Mullins (Judges & Audience Winner)
Kevin and Jon will come back and join 18 other writers for the semi-final round to be held Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Wild Wing Cafe. The finals will be held Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Wild Wing Cafe.
Mark Jones- Mark Jones’ career in the entertainment industry has taking him from musician, artist, and songwriter to agent, talent buyer, and manager.
– Mark graduated from the renowned Berklee College of Music
– He was an artist on EPIC and later Capitol records with the MTV award winning group NEW MAN.
– Mark also was a member of the iconic country pop group EXILE (ARISTA)
– Mark was the Director of Entertainment at Nashville’s premier country venue the Wildhorse Saloon.
– Mark was the tour manager for country artist Chely Wright and soon after was invited to manage her at Spalding Entertainment.
– Over the next 14 years Jones went on to be the day to day manager for Wright, Sara Evans, Pat Green, Ashley Monroe, Terri Clark, SheDaisy and Aaron Lines.
– Jones also worked in Entertainment Business Management for a number of Grammy, CMA, and ACM award winning artists and songwriters.
Kim Shrum– Kim has had a long career in the music business. He is a musician, producer, manager, and has worked with many top companies including Opryland, BMI, SONY/BMG, Walt Disney World, and others. He currently is the CEO of Dream Music Group, an artist development company that helps artists realize their musical ambitions. Kim also is involved in a new film called “Memphis Sun” as their videographer and music director.
Learn more at: DreamMusicGroup.US